Understanding Equity Markets

This one day Understanding Equity Markets course covers global equity markets from an investor’s perspective. The course provides a deep understanding of the nature of equity investment and its potential risks and rewards as well as methodologies for effectively analysing equity markets. The course includes hands-on exercises in quantitative analysis and uses case studies to exemplify key market trends.


We welcome all participants; in particular this course is highly recommended for:

  • Financial analysts
  • Quantitative analysts
  • Risk managers
  • Settlements and middle office staff
  • Investors
  • New financial markets employees

One day

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course delegates should have a broad understanding of the following subject areas:

  • Equity market overview; history, key investors and the role of exchanges
  • Equity’s position in a firm’s capital structure
  • Risk and return characteristics of equity securities
  • Sectoral analysis of equity markets: methods for grouping equities with their peers
  • Equity security analysis: balance sheet valuation and earnings growth estimation
  • Pricing models and establishing fair value for equity investments
  • Interpretation of key ratios, including dividend yield, price/earnings and gearing
  • Macro- and microeconomic factors affecting equity prices
  • The future of global equity markets


This course has no prerequisites. Although equity analysis involves a wide range of accounting and economic concepts, these will be introduced with no prior knowledge needed.

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